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Author QuotedHenry Corbin
Title QuotedImagination creatrice dans le soufisme d'Ibn 'Arabi
Date (Year/Month/Day)1961/09/24
ImprintParis : Flammarion. [1958]
QuotationHenry Corbin is an author in whom I am greatly interested and think that his book on Ibn Arabi is going to be very important for me. I like very much the first pages of it and the approach that he takes. This is an aspect of mysticism that I have not studied so much: that of the intermediate realm of what the Greek Fathers called theoria physike (natural contemplation) which deals with the symbols and images of things and their character as words or manifestations of God the Creator, whose wisdom is in them. I hope sometime to send you a little thing I have written on Wisdom (Sophia). It is being printed in a very limited edition on a hand press by a good friend of mine. It will be very rare.
Quotation SourceThe Hidden Ground of Love: The Letters of Thomas Merton on Religious Experience and Social Concerns.; Selected and edited by William H. Shannon. / New York : Farrar Straus Giroux. 1985, p. 50
Letter toAbdul Aziz
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